This week, I created a Meditation focusing on text / sentence generation using Tracery. I spent a couple of hours trying to follow along with a machine learning tutorial, but kept getting errors. Tracery seemed to provide a means to create a meditation that would provide users with a distinct message, using a platform within reach of my programming skills.
Using source data from TeachMideast, I created a meditation in a p5 sketch that encourages users to think on a subject and then click the screen to receive a guiding message from beyond.
In this Meditation, the guiding messages appear using Tracery in my p5 sketch. After clicking, the first part of the message revealed contains a suggestive way to receive the information and the second part will populate either an Eastern or Western proverb, which will has been categorized into either a positive group or negative group. All together, there were 26 Eastern proverbs along with corresponding Western proverbs. Those groups were broken up to include about 2/3rds negative/cautionary-learning versus 1/3rd positive/inspirational-leaning.
When the user clicks on the screen, as prompted when the sketch loads, the concatenated message containing the suggestion and the proverb appears.